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SLOT.IT CA33A - Audi R8 LMP #77 Winner Race of a Thousand Years

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This car was painted in the crocodile livery in honour of Australia - see History below.
DRIVERS: Rinaldo Capello & Alan McNish -
BODY: High detail -
GUIDE: CH66 Swivel -
MOTOR: Slot.it Flat 6 20,500rpm
CHASSIS: Rear Mounted Anglewinder 1.0mm offset; Optional Inline Long/Short Can
GEAR RATIO: 11/28
DRIVE: Rear wheels
BUSHES: Elliptical Brass

MAGNET: Yes
DIGITAL SSD UPGRADABLE: Yes, Scalextric Sport Digital, use Digital Chip SP15B
LIGHTS: None - optional lighting kit available SP16B
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OVERALL LENGTH: 147mm
WHEEL BASE: 87.5mm

HEIGHT: 32mm
ADJUSTABLE FRONT AXLE HEIGHT: Yes - requires optional M2.0 Hex screws
AXLE/HUB WIDTH: 63 mm Front: 63 mm Rear

AXLE DIA: 2.32mm - 3/32"
HUB's FRONT: Plastic
HUB's REAR: Aluminium with M2.0 Hex Screws

INSERTS: Plastic

AXLE DIA: 2.32mm - 3/32"

DRIVE: Rear wheels

BUSHES: Elliptical Brass

SCALE: 1:32
ISSUED:
January 2017

HISTORY
The Race of a Thousand Years was an endurance race and the final round of the American Le Mans Series in 2000. It was run on the Adelaide Street Circuit in Australia on New Year's Eve, 31 December 2000. The race was run on the full 3.8 km Grand Prix circuit used by Formula One for the Australian Grand Prix between 1985-1995, rather than the shorter 3.2 km V8 Supercars version of the circuit used since 1999. The Race of a Thousand Years was intended to be run for 1000 kilometres but was stopped short due to time constraints, two hours before midnight, after completing 850 kilometres.
Like the 1999 Le Mans Fuji 1000 km, the Race of a Thousand Years was intended as a precursor to a planned Asia-Pacific Le Mans Series (APLMS) run by Don Panoz and the Professional Sports Car Racing body, just as the Silverstone and Nurburgring events earlier in the season were for the European Le Mans Series (ELMS). After a small amount of entrants for the European series in 2001, as well as a lack of entrants for a third Asian-Pacific exhibition event at the Sepang Circuit, the APLMS plans were cancelled.
The race was the first in a nine-year contract, but was abandoned after only one. Over 135,000 fans attended the race meeting, with almost 70,000 of them in attendance on race day.
By completing the first 25 laps (and in the lead after having passed team mate Frank Biela on lap 17), Allan McNish became the 2000 American Le Mans Series LMP Drivers' Champion. McNish and team mate Rinaldo Capello completed 225 laps in their Audi Sport North America R8. Australian driver Brad Jones had also qualified but did not drive in the race. Jones, the team owner and lead driver of Audi's factory backed Super Touring team in Australia, was on stand-by for Scotsman McNish who had injured his back a few days before the race while stepping out of his Kilt after a photo shoot and had spent the day before the race flat on his back in bed in a successful effort to be fit to race. The Audi team suffered a set back on the morning of the race when Capello crashed the R8 (painted in crocodile livery in honour of the host country Australia) into the tyre barriers on the outside of turn six. However the team were able to repair the car to allow McNish to start.


  • Model: CA33A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3kgs
  • Manufactured by: AUDI